Author: Lenny Guckenheimer

Charlotte Dems address their concerns to State Representatives

by Jane Merriam, Secretary, Charlotte County Democrats  Four Charlotte County Democrats spoke to local state legislators about issues affecting Charlotte County that we would like to be addressed during the 2020 Legislative Session. Bill Welsh, Brenda Curtis, Judith Fincher, myself, and more than 15 other Charlotte Dems were among  about 75 residents who met with …

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Florida, Florida, Florida

  by Larry Kuranowicz, Voter Outreach Looking back at the fateful words of the late Tim Russert, on a night in 2000 when many of us went to bed thinking Al Gore was going to be the next President, only to wake and find out it was not to be. Once again in 2020, Florida …

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CC Democratic Club reschedules Labor Day Picnic

CHARLOTTE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CLUB IS HAVING A LABOR DAY REDO Date: Saturday, September 28th Time: 1:00 to 4:00 P.M. Where: Democratic Club Headquarters Sunnydell Plaza 3596 Tamiami Trail, Pt. Charlott Cost: $15…$10 if you’re under 18 Food: Grilled Hamburgers & Brats, Salad Beverages & More Come on out. Bring Family & family and friends and …

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Teacher and construction worker, Victor Coscia, shares his union stories

Editor’s note: Victor Coscia, Charlotte County Democratic Party member, shares his union stories. Victor Coscia was a school teacher in Newark, NJ and a member of the teachers’ union. He worked in a middle-class, working school district. “I started in 1971 made $5000 per year, and taught social studies, science, and phys ed. I quit …

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Democratic Club member, John Washburn, shares a Labor Day Story

Editor’s note: John Washburn is a Charlotte County Democratic Club member. He also has served as State Committee Man. Washburn started his 30-year career in 1969 as a Teamster Union member, driving a delivery truck in Detroit for Continental Bakery. His job was delivering Wonder Bread and other baked goods to grocery stores. This was …

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Janet Scott shares a Labor Day story

Editor’s note: Janet Scott is a CCDEC Precinct Captain. She shares a Labor Day story. “Equal pay for equal work should apply to all people who work at the same job and doing the same work. It should apply not only to women doing the same work as men, but also include anyone doing the …

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Labor Day Holiday

How many of us, when we hear “Labor Day”, immediately expect to hear the word “sale” or “special”?  We also associate Labor Day with the end of summer fun, the  return to school, and the start of football season. Maybe you are among the lucky ones and can actually enjoy the day off with a …

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Connery attempts to save rain forest in 1992 film, “Medicine Man”.

The horrible fires in the Amazon rain forest might bring memories of a 1992 movie, “Medicine Man”, Starring Sean Connery and Lorraine Brocco. “Medicine Man” was about a biologist, Robert Campbell (Connery) who was studying native plants for their medicinal properties to cure diseases such as cancer. He built a makeshift lab in the rain …

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UPDATE: Parade Postponed – Float is ready. Join us in Pioneer Days Parade.

UPDATE! – UPDATE! – UPDATE! Parade, including the float, has been postponed Due to Hurricane (SEE THIS ARTICLE) by Think Blue — Vote Green! About three months ago a group of people from West Charlotte County and South Sarasota county came together. Our goal was as always, to increase Democratic turn out in the two …

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Suncoast Waterkeeper’s Healthy Tributaries Program gets donation from Charlotte Dem Environmental Caucus

by Mary Lundeberg, Secretary, Charlotte County Democratic Environment Caucus A plan to monitor water-quality on the Peace River and other area waterways is getting closer to being fulfilled. Suncoast Waterkeepers wants to monitor water quality by developing a network of trained volunteers who will gather water samples from the Alafia, Little Manatee, Braden, Myakka and …

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